I'm really happy with how the number of bug reports coming in is not a massive deluge of different bugs, but mostly just endless repetition of the same handful. For some of them (like the notifications collapse triggered crash on exit) we're getting several duplicates per day, so we know it's not just because people aren't using or reporting!
Even better than having bugs reported is having bugs fixed, of course. Which is exactly what's been happening in droves. From multi-screen fixes to panel hiding fixes to, yes, fixing that on-exit crash, we're smacking the bugs down as fast as we can so that next month's 4.6.1 release will be beautifully solid.
I'm hoping that the upcoming springtime releases of the various distributions will be able to benefit from this bug fixing spree as well so that users installing the defaults will have a great experience too.
Not that 4.6 is the only thing we're on to these days, of course. I've put together an activities runner (and speaking of activities, here's another nice blog entry on them, this time from Hans Chen) so that in 4.7 you can type thing like "activity" in KRunner to get a list of activities or follow that up with the name of (or start of the name of!) an activity to switch to it. Marco's been working on some Plasma application dashboard love and more QML goodies. We have "Apply" buttons in the Plasmoid config dialogs (shock! shock!). We've also begun in earnest on our 2011 roadmap (well, it actually stretches into the beginning of 2012, but.. details :) and started planning for our next dev sprint, Tokamak V, in the spring.
One thing we already know is that we feel we're on the "right" track with activities now and will spend a significant investment of our resources in 4.7 to fleshing them out further.
Meanwhile, I'm counting down the days until the movers come to grab my stuff to put on a dock so it can go in a boat which can go to the UK which can then drop it on another dock before it somehow, somewhen makes its way to my doorstep in Zurich. I leave here on the last day of the month, and there just doesn't seem to be enough days left. A little nerve wracking ... but very exciting! I can't wait to be in the new place, meeting new people and, of course hacking on good ol' KDE from a new location. One where I don't have to be up at 1:00 am on a regular basis just to attend team meetings. :)